Finwall®

Introduction

What is Finwall®
Finwall® is an exclusive structural wall system comprised of facade glass panels and vertical glass mullions designed to resist wind load and seismic forces. Finwall® can be used in openings less than 16' high. The system provides the aesthetic design characteristics of an exterior flush-glazed wall using interior glass mullions or fins instead of metal mullions. The glass fins provide support to the main glass plates. Finwall® is free from visual obstructions, limiting the need for metal framing to the perimeter, thus creating a seemingly floating glass facade.

Where should I use it?
One-Story Entrances
- Malls, Museums, Hotels, and Airports

Building Facades
- Grandstands and Storefronts

All-Glass Doors
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® can incorporate all-glass entrance systems into our Finwall® systems. Door types and configurations may vary.

    CAD DetailsClick to expand [+] / collapse [–]. Click link on right to download file.

    Finwall® IG Finwall-IG.zip Finwall - IG (Detail Set).pdf

    • Finwall® IG Details (DWG)

    Finwall® Monolithic Finwall-Monolithic.zip Finwall - Monolithic (Detail Set).pdf

    • Finwall® Mono Details (DWG)
    Glass Colors

    Finwall® Glass Colors

    • Monolithic Glass Stackwall® Systems: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers an exclusive line of Structural Wall Glass Systems including; Stackwall® and Finwall®. Most monolithic Stackwall® Systems incorporate 1/2" (12mm) monolithic clear float glass main plates, although some designers may want to use PPG Starphire® or Pilkington Optiwhite™ low-iron float glass.

      1/2" (12mm) float glass is also available in bronze and gray tints.

      Under certain lighting conditions, both tempered and heat-strengthened glass may exhibit a strain pattern or iridescent color, which is not normally visible. A regional strain pattern, not visible under many lighting conditions, may be detected when polarized light is reflected or transmitted by the glass (light can be easily polarized in the laboratory, and under certain conditions, normal daylight becomes polarized). All of these are characteristics of tempered and heat-strengthened glass and are not defects.

      Other main plate colors are available by using the wide variety of 1/4" (6mm) glasses listed below. A colored main plate is produced by laminating a tinted 1/4" (6mm) lite to a lite of 1/4" (6mm) clear tempered glass with an 0.060" thick interlayer making an overall main plate thickness of 9/16" (14mm) nominal.

      All 3/4" (19mm) tempered glass fins are fabricated from clear float glass. Fins may also incorporate using laminated glass.

      IG Stackwall® and IG Finwall® Systems: Most IG Stackwall® and IG Finwalls incorporate 1-1/8"to 1-5/16" insulating glass (IG) main plates with an outboard lite of clear float glass (usually 3/8" (10mm) thick or thicker) and an inboard lite of 1/4" (6mm) clear float (or low-e) glass. The outboard lite must be A minimum of 3/8" (10mm) thick in order to resist wind loading and hardware requirements in most applications.

      3/8" (10mm) thick glass is available in clear and low-iron (Starphire® or Optiwhite™), as well as bronze and grey tints.

      Other outboard lite colors are available by using the wide variety of 1/4" (6mm) glasses listed below. A colored outboard lite is produced by laminating a tinted 1/4" (6mm) lite to a lite of 1/4" (6mm) clear tempered glass with an 0.060" thick interlayer making an overall main plate thickness of 9/16" (14mm) nominal.

      All 3/4" (19mm) tempered glass fins are fabricated from clear glass. Fins may also incorporate using laminated glass.

      Please note that the thickness of the monolithic or IG makeup will be determined by wind loading, hardware and system design.

      The glass types listed below are included in the Stackwall® and Finwall® offering. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a variety of glass products to meet your architectural glazing design needs. Please contact Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® for product availability and performance data as this information is subject to change without notice.

      For monolithic, laminated or insulating glass unit performance data, please go to GlasSelect® our on-line glass performance calculator.

      Assistance Options:

      1. Call toll-free, 866-653-2278.
      2. Send e-mail to support@obe.com.
      Clear
      Clear Glass Products
      Clear
      1/4" (6mm) Clear Float Glass
      5/16" (8mm) Clear Float Glass
      3/8" (10mm) Clear Float Glass
      1/2" (12mm) Clear Float Glass
      3/4" (19mm) Clear Float Glass
      Self-Cleaning/Low Maintenance
      1/4" (6mm) PPG SunClean™ on Clear Self-Cleaning #1
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Activ® on Clear Self-Cleaning #1
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Sungate® 500 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Sungate® 600 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Light Blue 63 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Clear Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Energy Advantage™ Low-E #2 or #3
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Clear Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 61 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Clear Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 32 on Clear Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Low Iron
      Low Iron Glass Products
      Low Iron
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      3/8" (10mm) PPG Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/2" (12mm) PPG Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian UltraWhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      3/8" (10mm) Guardian UltraWhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/2" (12mm) Guardian UltraWhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      3/8" (10mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/2" (12mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Starphire Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 72 on Starphire Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on UltraWhite™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on UltraWhite™ Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on UltraWhite™ Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on UltraWhite™ Low-E #2 or #3
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Starphire® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on UltraWhite™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Gray
      Gray Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Graylite® II High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solargray® Tint Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian CrystalGray® Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian Gray Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian MidnightGray™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington SuperGrey™ High Performance Tint
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Solargray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Solargray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Solargray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® z50 Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Gray Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on CrystalGray® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Grey Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solargray® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Solargray® Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Royal Blue 40 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on CrystalGray® Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Grey Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Bronze
      Bronze Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarbronze®
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Solarbronze® Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solarbronze® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Bronze Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Green
      Green Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Atlantica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solexia™ Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian TwilightGreen™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ High Performance Tint
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Atlantica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Atlantica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Atlantica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Light Blue 63 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 54 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 62 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SN 68 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on Green Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNX 62/27 on TwilightGreen™ Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Atlantica™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solexia™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Atlantica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on TwilightGreen™ Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on TwilightGreen™ Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 61 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Royal Blue 40 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Green Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 32 on Green Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Green Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on TwilightGreen™ Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Blue Green
      Blue Green Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Azuria™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optifloat™ Blue-Green Tinted Float Glass
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Azuria™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Azuria™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Azuria™ Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Azuria™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Blue-Green Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Blue
      Blue Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Optiblue®
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Pacifica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarblue™
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ High Performance Tint
      Low-E
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Pacifica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Pacifica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Pacifica™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 60 on Solarblue™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 67 on Solarblue™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® 70XL on Solarblue™ Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® z50 Low-E #2 or #3
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 40 on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 50 on Clear Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Solar E™ on Arctic Blue™ Low-E #2
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Azuria™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Optiblue® Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Pacifica™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Solarblue™ Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solarblue™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Royal Blue 40 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Silver
      Silver Glass Products
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarban® R100 on Clear Neutral Reflective Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Pacifica™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solarblue™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® AG 50 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Neutral 61 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 20 on Clear Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® Silver 32 on Clear Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian SunGuard® SNR 43 on Clear Radiant Low-E #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

    Hardware Options

    Finwall® Hardware Options

    • Coming soon.

    Specifications

    Finwall® Specifications finwall_obe.doc

    Literature

    • Finwall® Sell Sheet(PDF)
    • Structural Glass Sell Sheet(PDF)